Owen Flanagan (Ph.D. 1978, Boston University) came to Duke as Chair of department in 1993, a post he held until 1999. He also holds appointments in Psychology and Neurobiology and is a Faculty Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience and a steering committee member of the "Philosophy, Arts, and Literature" (PAL) program, and an Affiliate of the Graduate Program in Literature.
He has also had visiting positions at Berkeley, Brandeis, Princeton, Harvard, and La Trobe in Australia University of Vienna as well as several fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
In 1993-94 Flanagan was President of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology.
In 1998, he was recipient of the Romanell National Phi Beta Kappa award, given annually to one American philosopher for distinguished contributions to philosophy and the public understanding of philosophy.
He has lectured on every continent except Antarctica, where however he has been. Besides writing many articles, reviews, and contributions to colloquia, Flanagan has written the following books and edited several:
He was awarded a Fulbright Research Award in 2001-2002 to study Buddhist and Hindu conceptions of the self. In 2006 he gave the Templeton research Lectures at USC in Los Angeles on *Human Flourishing in the Age of Mind Science.*